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By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State coach Herb Sendek took a chance on Shaquielle McKissic and it changed his approach to signing junior college players.
A junior college player with a checkered past, McKissic was one of the Sun Devils' best and hardest-working players last season. After a slow start, he scored in double figures 16 times and helped lead Arizona State to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009.
Between the positive experience with McKissic and a changing landscape in college basketball, Sendek added four JUCO players to his roster for the 2014-15 season.
Willie Atwood, Savon Goodman, Gerry Blakes and Roosevelt Scott all are expected to have a big impact on the Sun Devils, though Goodman won't be eligible until the second school semester.

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